I create these travel drawings from Guatemala on two separate visits to the Central American country. The first was in May of 2010, and the second in July of the same year. I traveled to places such as Xela, or Quetzaltenango, Antigua, Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala City, Coban and Semuc Champey.
A curious statue in Antigua, Guatemala. The shoots of water represent maternity, if that’s not already apparent to you.
Travel in Antigua Guatemala brought me to this ruined church, a remnant that speaks to the destructive power of earthquakes.
I stayed in an artistic house in the hippy enclove of San Marcos, on Lago de Atitlan. It was only natural that I should make a trave drawing while there.
The bridge in Coban, Guatemala, on the way to Lanquín and the Semuc Champey terraced waterfall.
A curious concrete structure in the center of Coban, Guatemala. I made this travel drawing of it.
I wanted to immortalize the amber piece I bought from Rudy in the bathroom of Casa Argentina in Xela, Guatemala, so I made this drawing of the jewelry. Later, I gifted this to my brother, and now it’s lost to soil.
Travel sketching in El Rancho, Guatemala.
An engraving from the civil war memorial in Guatemala City.
There were many cowboys in Guatemala. I drew this man somewhere in the capital city.
The regulations for traveling to the Pacaya Volcano from Antigua Guatemala are very lax. Here’s a travel drawing of some of the hardened magma.
A travel sketch of my German friend juggling in Quetzaltenango, otherwise known as Xela. He was alright with my drawing, but never with photographs.
A travel drawing from somewhere in rural Guateamala.
The terraced waterfall of Semuc Champey, an underground river in Guatemala. I camped nearby.
This travel sketch of Lago de Atitilan was from San Marcos. Later, I ended up taking the wheel of a 4×4 to drive to San Pedro, up and over twisted mountain roads.
A collection of Spanish signs in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
A travel drawing in Guatemala of a man I saw cutting grass in Huehuetenango.
Tres was a Guatemalan musician who invited us to a full moon party in San Marcos. I draw a picture of him.